Posted on 09/16/2010 at 03:19 PM by Global Reach

As most of you teachers have noticed through the years, the increase in students diagnosed with ADHD has risen.  Are young children being misdiagnosed as having ADHD and really they are just a little immature still? 

A recent study was made on this.

“Since ADHD is an underlying neurological problem where incidence rates should not change dramatically from one birth date to the next, these results suggest that age relative to peers in class, and the resulting differences in behavior, directly affects a child’s probability of being diagnosed with and treated for ADHD”.

To read more go to the following website: <http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/wmsmorrilladhd/>.

I think a lot of teachers are too quick to label a student with ADHD who are just acting their age.  And I really don’t like it when teachers say that certain students need to go on meds.  What do those teachers really know about those students?  Are they finding ways to accommodate their need to release some energy?

What are your thoughts on this topic?
 

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